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Knickerbocker Restoration Would be "First In The Nation"

The Knickerbocker Floodplain Project on Thornton Creek will include innovative subsurface restoration techniques that would be the first of its kind in the nation and part of a studied, living laboratory, according to Mike Hrachovec of Seattle Public Utilities (SPU).  … Continue reading

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The Seattle That Wasn't: Freeways Through Victory Heights

In 1960, city planners proposed three north-south freeways through Seattle, one of which would have crossed Victory Heights right over Thornton Creek! Long-time residents might recall the proposed R.H. Thomson Freeway or at least seen the “off ramps to nowhere” … Continue reading

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Rotted Utility Pole Replaced

Monday, contractors for the city replaced a rotted utility pole running along the 20th Avenue NE right-of-way across Thornton Creek (aka the Knickerbocker Site). The bottom third of the existing pole was left in place and braced to the new … Continue reading

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